Sonardyne International Ltd News

16 Oct 2018

Sonardyne Acquires Chelsea Technologies Group

(L-R) Chelsea’s Brian Phillips and John Ramsden, Sonardyne.  (Photo: Sonardyne)

Subsea technology developer Sonardyne International Ltd. said it has acquired maritime and marine science technology specialist Chelsea Technologies Group Ltd. as part of a long-term growth strategy that includes market diversification.In acquiring Chelsea (also known as CTG), Sonardyne said it looks to strengthen its presence in the maritime, marine and ocean science sectors and create new opportunities in the water environmental, defense and process control markets. Chelsea will gain access to Sonardyne’s considerable research…

09 Dec 2015

Sonardyne Demonstrates Vessel Navigation Capabilities

Vessel equipment specifiers from across Europe witnessed first-hand the capabilities of Sonardyne’s NOAS as an important new aid to vessel navigation and underwater obstacle avoidance (Photo: Sonardyne)

Maritime security technology company, Sonardyne International Ltd, has demonstrated the capabilities of its Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance Sonar, NOAS, during three days of water borne demonstrations in Plymouth, south-west England. More than 25 equipment specifiers, owners’ representatives and vessel operators from the European superyacht industry, commercial shipping and naval community attended the event in late November to witness first-hand the capabilities of NOAS as an important new aid to vessel navigation and underwater obstacle avoidance.

03 Jun 2015

Sonardyne, NDI Partner for US Maritime Security

Sonardyne’s Andrew Wood (left) and NDI’s Andy Meecham (right) conclude the deal that sees NDI become Sonardyne’s nonexclusive partner for maritime security in the U.S.

As part of its continued business expansion and long-term commitment to the region, underwater technology specialists, Sonardyne International Ltd, U.K., has entered into a nonexclusive agreement with Northern Defense Industries (NDI) to become its strategic partner for maritime security and defense projects in the U.S. Virginia-based NDI supplies integrated security solutions for maritime, energy and critical infrastructure applications both in North America and around the world.

10 Mar 2015

Sonardyne's IDS Teseted in Naval Exercises

Photo courtesy of Sonardyne

Diver detection sonar technology developed by Sonardyne International Ltd, UK, has played a part in a international exercise organized to train naval forces in mine countermeasures, maritime security operations and harbor protection operations. The International Mine Counter-Measures Exercise (IMCMEX) runs off the coast of Bahrain every 18 months to test the abilities of the navies of the world to keep sea lanes open and safe. A total of 6,500 personnel and 38 warships from 44 navies took part in the event, the third and largest so far.

03 Feb 2015

Sonardyne Achieves Worldwide OHSAS 18001 Accreditation

John Ramsden, Managing Director for Sonardyne, with Sonardyne Ltd.’s OHSAS 18001 certification

Subsea technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. announced today that its UK sites in Yateley, Aberdeen and Plymouth have been awarded OHSAS 18001 Safety Management System Standard accreditation following successful audits at all three sites. Sonardyne's overseas subsidiaries, Sonardyne Brasil Ltda., Sonardyne Asia Pte. Ltd. and Sonardyne Inc., have also recently earned OHSAS 18001certification. Developed by leading trade and international standards bodies, the Occupation…

10 Jun 2014

Norway Discusses the Future of DP

Representatives from Norway's shipbuilding industry gathered to discuss the advances in technology and the future requirements of the industry.

Representatives from Norway‚Äôs shipbuilding industry recently gathered in Ålesund for a Dynamic Positioning (DP) sensor technologies workshop held by Sonardyne International Ltd., Guidance Marine and Veripos. Vessel operators, shipyards, dynamic positioning suppliers and system integrators from across the region gathered to discover the latest advances in Position Monitoring Equipment (PME) and discuss the future requirements of the industry. The one day event consisted of presentations from each company‚Ķ

22 Jan 2014

Sonardyne Ranger 2 Chosen for Russian Salvage Vessels

Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 Pro will be installed on new build MPSVs, like the one modelled above, for complex underwater positioning and DP station keeping operations.

Sonardyne International Ltd.’s Ranger 2 acoustic positioning technology has been selected by marine navigation systems group, Transas, for use on two new build ice-class multipurpose salvage vessels (MPSVs, the project is developed by Marine Engineering Bureau) commissioned by the Russian Ministry of Transport. The vessels are currently under construction at Nordic Yards in Germany and will each be fitted with dual Ranger 2 Pro systems, the highest specification available, to support complex underwater positioning and critical DP station keeping tasks.

23 Jul 2013

Workshop Influences Future of Dynamic Positioning

Business Development Manager Mark Carter presents the key benefits of Sonardyne DP-INS to a packed workshop.

Sonardyne International Ltd., in conjunction with Guidance Navigation and Veripos, recently held a free one-day user workshop focusing exclusively on the latest advances in Dynamic Positioning (DP) reference sensor technologies. More than 50 industry experts from a wide selection of companies gathered in Houston to review current state-of-the-art Position Monitoring Equipment (PME) solutions and to discuss the industry’s future requirements. Significant focus was given to the integration of inertial technologies with acoustics…

01 May 2013

Sonardyne Appoints Non-Executive Chairman

Ralph Rayner

Sonardyne International Ltd. appointed Dr. Ralph Rayner as its new Non-Executive Chairman. Ralph is currently a Non-Executive Director of the company and will succeed outgoing Chairman Barry Clutton. Previously Finance Director and then Managing Director prior to his appointment as Chairman in 2009, Barry is retiring after 16 years with the company. Ralph is an internationally recognized figure within the offshore and oceanographic industries. He has extensive senior and Board level international experience with a diverse portfolio of organizations including the BMT Group…

07 Mar 2013

Sonardyne to Demo Research Vessel at Ocean Business 2013

Sonardyne’s vessel Sound Surveyor will be operating in the dock, allowing visitors at Ocean Business 2013 to get hands on with Sonardyne’s technologies. Photo: Sonardyne

Daily demonstrations are the key focus of Sonardyne International Ltd.’s presence at this year’s Ocean Business in Southampton. Taking place at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) from Tuesday 9th April to Thursday 11th April, Sonardyne’s trials and research vessel, Sound Surveyor, boasts a packed program schedule including Sprint INS, 6G multi-user acoustics and Solstice Side Scan Sonar. Inside on Sonardyne’s stand, E1, visitors will be able to explore technology for acoustic positioning, inertial navigation, sonar imaging and wireless communications.

19 Feb 2013

Safe Navigation Underwater: Sonardyne's New NOAS

NOAS SDV: Image credit Sonardyne

Sonardyne International Ltd. launched its new Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance Sonar (NOAS) at NAVDEX 2013 in Abu Dhabi. Designed for use on submersible vehicles, NOAS enables faster, safer and more efficient navigation by detecting and classifying potentially hazardous underwater obstacles in its path. Unveiled on the first day of the exhibition, NOAS provides a unique combination of very long range 2D navigation performance, 3D object detection and class leading intruder detection in a single compact sonar.

18 Nov 2012

New DP Vessel Inertial-aided GNSS Service by Veripos

Global offshore positioning specialists Veripos introduce a new inertially-aided precision GNSS solution for dynamically positioned vessels. The new system, Verify Axiom, combines tthe latest GNSS positioning technology advances with high integrity inertial measurements for enhanced and more reliable positioning performance. Developed in association with Sonardyne International Ltd. and featuring the seamless integration of Veripos GNSS and Sonardyne inertial technologies, Verify Axiom exploits long-term precision characteristics of GNSS positioning with the continuous availability and rapid update rates of inertial sensors. It thus…

18 Sep 2012

Phoenix International Selects Sonardyne for Amelia Earhart Search

Following the discovery of a potential debris field at Amelia Earhart’s proposed crash site offshore Nikumaroro Island in the Western Pacific, Sonardyne International Ltd is now able to reveal that it’s Ranger 2 USBL tracking system together with a Lodestar GyroUSBL was the acoustic positioning technology of choice for the mission. Provided to Phoenix International, the expedition contractor, Ranger 2 was used to position both the ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) and AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) used in the underwater searches. The U.S.

19 Jun 2012

Sonardyne at 50th Marine Measurement Forum

Simon Partridge, Engineering Director at Sonardyne Int'l

This month saw the 50th Marine Measurement Forum (MMF) take place at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on Tuesday 12th June where Sonardyne International Ltd’s Engineering Director, Simon Partridge, was invited to present. The MMF is a series of one-day, non-profit making events that provide opportunities for the informal exchange of ideas, knowledge, techniques and developments across an extensive range of marine scientific measurement activities. Attendees typically include scientists…

14 Jun 2012

Sonar Equipment Services and Sonardyne Form Partnership

Recognizing the benefits of Sixth Generation (6G) acoustic technology, Sonar Equipment Services has placed its first order with Sonardyne International Ltd. Based in Great Yarmouth, UK, Sonar Equipment is a leading supplier of high grade geophysical, oceanographic, ROV and hydrographic marine survey equipment to the offshore sector. The order for Sonardyne’s most advanced subsea navigation and data telemetry technology includes ROVNav 6 LBL transceivers and Compatt 6 positioning transponders.

16 May 2012

Sonardyne Security Solution Deployed in Middle East

A diver completes the installation of Sentinel sonar heads and Scylla underwater loudhailers.

Sonardyne Sentinel deployed to protect high security Middle-Eastern facility. Maritime security company, Sonardyne International Ltd, has successfully completed the installation of an integrated intruder detection system for an undisclosed strategic waterside installation in the Middle East. The previously unannounced contract was awarded to Sonardyne in late 2011 and included the deployment of a network of the company’s Sentinel underwater sonars, seabed mounting systems, armoured fibre optic cabling, onshore equipment shelters and a centralised command and control system.

17 Apr 2012

Sonardyne Receives SPRINT Order From Saipem

Sonardyne International Ltd. has received an order valued at over £2.1 million from international oil and gas turnkey contractor Saipem. The order includes six SPRINT systems and associated acoustic positioning equipment, making it Sonardyne‚Äôs largest sale of acoustically aided inertial navigation technology to date. SPRINT (Subsea Precision Reference Inertial Navigation Technology) will be deployed in April in the West Delta Deep Marine concession (WDDM). This natural gas field is situated about 90 kilometers offshore the North-West Nile Delta, at water depths between 400 and 1,000 meters.

23 Aug 2011

Sonardyne’s Calibration-Free Acoustic Positioning Delivers Client Savings

Sonardyne Lodestar GyroUSBL

Sonardyne‚Äôs Calibration-Free Acoustic Positioning Delivers Major Savings for CSA International. CSA International Inc, an environmental survey company working in the Gulf of Mexico, has become the first organisation in the world to purchase a new, ‚Äėcalibration-free‚Äô acoustic positioning system launched by Sonardyne International Ltd. The GyroUSBL integrates Sonardyne‚Äôs Lodestar Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) and sixth generation (6G®) Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL)‚Ķ

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